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phpBB to bbPress Migration Plugin: How It Works


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Within this presentation, you will find out, how to use "CMS2CMS: phpBB to bbPress Forum Convertor" in order to compleate the migration from your phpBB forum to bbPress one.
You can download the plugin or find more information on it right here:

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phpBB to bbPress Migration Plugin: How It Works

  1. 1. phpBB to bbPress Migration Plugin: How It Works
  2. 2. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your phpBB data 2. Install WP plugin bbPress 3. Set up custom URL structure for WP 4. Find FTP access details for WordPress. 5. Find FTP access details for phpBB
  3. 3. Migration Setup Step 1. Download the plugin • Go to converter/ and download the plugin.
  4. 4. Migration Setup Step 2. Install Plugin • Go to WP admin panel -> Plugins • Find “CMS2CMS: phpBB to bbPress Forum Convertor” • Press “Install Now” Button
  5. 5. Migration Setup Step 3. Register an account • Register your CMS2CMS account
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 4. Specify the website URL • Download Bridge file • Extract it from zip • Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to phpBB root directory. It’s the top folder with the index.php file. • Specify phpBB website URL • Verify the connection
  7. 7. Migration Setup Step 5. Set up your Source and Target sites 1. You’ll be redirected to CMS2CMS website in order to complete your migration 2. Select your Current and New CMS types 3. Type in the URLs of your phpBB and bbPress websites
  8. 8. Migration Setup Step 8. Select Migration preferences Check the boxes to activate the following migration options: • Migrate Media - to have images moved • Make URLs SEO friendly - to have internal links formed according to the rewrite rules. • Get design suggestion
  9. 9. Migration Setup Step 9. Start Demo Migration You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the free Demo migration to see how the service works. Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away.
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 10. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new bbPress site. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your phpBB content will be moved to bbPress. You'll receive an email notification as soon as the transfer is complete. You'll be able to check the results and enjoy your new bbPress website!
  11. 11. Migrate your site now - it's never been easier! Enjoy Your Brand New bbPress Website!